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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Apr 22, 2012 8:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: live album advice for a youngen...

If you liked 12, I'd also recommend Dick's Picks 31. It's the best pick from '74 IMO...lots of great jams and song versions.

Personally, if I had to start all over with my live Dead collection again, I'd go with these:

Europe '72, Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses), Live Dead, Dicks Picks vols: 2,3,4,8,12,14,16,18,22,28,31,34,36.

You could also check out the SoMany Roads box set, it's a nice distillation of various jams through out the band's career and might give you a clue as to what eras you gravitate toward.

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Poster: yesss! Date: Apr 22, 2012 11:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: live album advice for a youngen...

i agree that DP 31 is a great choice for more officially released '74 dead. lots of ground covered there. Road Trips Volume 2 Number 3 (6/18/74) is also amazing and has some of my personal favorite jams of all time.

other suggestions from the era are:

Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead- an excellent sounding compilation that highlights great moments from the europe 72 tour.

DP 28- not a lot of big jams, but has extremely well played versions of a lot of classic material circa '73.

One From the Vault- tight and energized show from '75, with a nice blend of material and some amazing playing.

and if you want to explore earlier and later eras- Live/Dead is a good intro to the 60's, and anything from 5/77 will work for the late 70's.

good luck!